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I've completed the campaign mode of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and I want to complete Special Ops. I'm stuck on "The Pit". We have to complete the level in 35 seconds to get three stars. I was only able to get two stars no matter how many times or how hard I tried. Can you give me some suggestions (e.g., shoot from the hip, or shoot while running rather than aiming down)?

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Well, I started playing multiplayer and it improved my game a lot. Now, completing Spec Ops is very easy for me :) – bimorphic Nov 24 '11 at 4:28

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Use the pistol you start with and the Deagle. Line up your shots so one bullet takes out two targets (possible 3 or so times).

Switch to the other pistol instead of reloading.

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This is the best way to go. I, now, manage to complete the pit within 25-30 seconds easily. – bimorphic Nov 16 '11 at 3:27

It's much easier with a co-op partner. When I did it, we split the targets between us in a predefined fashion so we had the whole run choreographed. I think aiming is necessary but only for a split second i.e. aim-shoot all at once.

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+1 Co-op is definitely the way to go. – ZoogieZork Jul 7 '10 at 20:18
You ABSOLUTELY have to do them in co-op. Some of them are pretty much impossible any other way. Especially some of the Echo's. They are all possible though (I've done it!), but definitely find a buddy. – Morinar Jul 8 '10 at 20:35
Co-op obviously helps but you need to get your accuracy, weapon choice and reload/weapon-change timing sorted before you can do it. Otherwise the other player will just be carrying you. If you practice and think about what weapons to use and where each shot goes it's totally do-able solo. – David Sep 14 '10 at 4:20

The key to completing The Pit in under 30 seconds is accuracy. The more accurate you are, the higher your bonus and the more seconds that are knocked off your actual time to give your final "score" time.

If you hit any civilians, forget it - start again.

Also, try and make use of the "snap" auto-targeting feature if you have the opportunity.

Other than that, it's just practice. It can be done solo - I did it a few weeks ago myself.

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+1 These are the real keys to this mission (co-op obviously helps but is no good without these points). The key to the pit is absolutely accuracy. I did the pit on vet solo as well. Don't hit any civilians, you'll need almost all of your shots to hit (auto-targeting is crucial). I used 2 pistols (don't remember which ones) as they seemed best for getting off accurate shots quickly and fast reloading. – David Sep 14 '10 at 4:17

I did it solo, after a gazillion tries, found out that lining up targets is the key, and reloading as rarely as possible.

Use the MP5, its aim-down-sight (ADS) and reload time is shorter than others. Run between targets, ADS, fire single shots, AIS, repeat. Melee the target at the top of the stairs, reload before jumping down.

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  1. Choose your guns: I recommend ACR and M9 Tactical.
  2. Switch weapons: In the house, as soon Shepard says MELEE Switch to your pistol, continue like that.
  3. Practise: Don't just think it'll be a one time miracle, practise.
  4. Don't hit civilians.
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Keep moving....the game itself gives you hints: if you listen to the voices talking as you negotiate the course you hear something about using the Desert Eagle.

I personally used the M9 and the .45, but the Eagle is good. Pistols are faster to change to, and you also seem to move quicker.

You can still auto aim as you move, it will slow you down a bit but not too much. You can move and shoot at the same time in other words. Hitting two targets is key, you have the possibility of doing it five times (I think).

At the third set of targets inside the house, change weapons at the top of the stairs as the dude yells "melee".

Once outside, If you've got double targets straight in front of you nail them, otherwise turn to your right and nail them (if you don't get the sync for hitting double targets here, I found shooting right to left is the fastest).

Reload before you jump and take out the two targets on the left simultaneously, then move right. Nail these guys here, the hit your two final targets.

Remember, move at all times. Its the only way I found to beat the obstacle.

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